A popular public space, the square is also a marvel of design. It’s hemmed in on three sides by a U-shaped formation of buildings. The paving is primarily done in 470000 sandstone blocks. The buildings that surround the square are described as de-constructivist (minimalist and angular). An elevated footpath is the riverside promenade, a peaceful area with shady trees. There’s an atrium with an intricate cooling system where temperatures drop more than 10°C as compared to out in the open. There’s even a giant public screen that broadcasts live sporting events. The tenants here include the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Edge Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. For all its startling features, the Federation Square has been awarded the title of the world’s fifth ugliest building. Go figure. Yet the people watching is brilliant, as is the food all around.
One of the most iconic squares in Melbourne, the Federation square is a marvel in itself. With U shaped buildings surrounding, the square should be on the top of the must-visit list when you’re travelling to Melbourne. Even though the entry to this square is free and you don’t require any Federation Square tickets, still you can get the Federation Square tours which are guided and will tell you more about the architectural designs there. Book the Federation Square tour tickets and know for yourself. Visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.
Federation Square Travel Tips
- Check the official website for events.
Entrance Ticket Details For Federation Square
- Free entry
How to Reach Federation Square
- Tram on Flinder’s Street.
- Bokchoy Tang
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89.43% of people who visit Melbourne include Federation Square in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
50.08% of people start their Federation Square visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Federation Square
61.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach Federation Square